KUNAFA with COCONUT -(fusion of middle eastern desserts)
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- FOR KUNAFA MiX :
- 500 gm semai(ready kunafa dough)
- 100 gm unsalted melted butter
- 1 tablespoon powder sugar
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- For filling :
- 250 grams roasted nuts
- 50 gram fine grated coconut
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
- For the Syrup :
- 1 cup white sugar
- 11/2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- For Decoration:
- Grated coconut, Food color, Roasted nuts
To prepare the Syrup: In a saucepan over a medium heat,melt the sugar and water and let it boils for 6-7 minutes.Then add lemon juice and boil for another 2 minutes.Then remove it from the fire and let it cool.
In a medium to low heat temperature,fry the kunafa dough(semai) litely. Then keep them in a wide tray and add melted pitched over kunafa dough, add powder sugar and honey.Mix them well.
Spread half kunafa dough in tray and press it by hand and level the surface.Mix the filling ingredients together and then spread it over the first layer of kunafa and press by hand.then cover with the second half of kunafa dough.Press by hand and level the surface.
Place the tray in oven/gas stove for lite heating 180 degree C.heat minimum 15 minutes until it looks golden brown.
Pour the cool sweet Syrup on kunafa and let it cool.now cut it with your favorite shape and decorate it with grated coconut,roasted nuts and food color(optional). Coconut kunafa is ready for serving.
You can give it to children’s as a tiffin box recipe item.Sure they will enjoy it and will be curious.
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